Archive for November, 2009

Nov 30 2009

December 1, 2009

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We’ll commemorate World AIDS Day with an in-studio conversation with Kevin Picketts, a local award winning community organizer. And, we’ll follow that with Sherry Wolf, author of Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation. Plus, as President Obama readies his speech on the Afghan war expansion, Gareth Porter explains why the US could be fueling a major civil war. …

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Nov 30 2009

November 30, 2009

Subversive Thoughts | Published 30 Nov 2009, 11:04 am | Comments Off on November 30, 2009 -

“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson …

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Nov 30 2009

Honduran Elections Marred by Violence, Low Turnout

hondurasThe presidential elections in Honduras went ahead yesterday despite being shunned by most of the international community, and many Hondurans critical of the June coup. With most of the votes counted, early results show a 52% win for conservative candidate Porfirio Lobo. Military and police presence in and around the capital Tegucigalpa was reportedly high. While the coup regime …

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Nov 30 2009

The End of California?

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californiaEarlier this month, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office released a report warning that California could continue to face multibillion dollar budget deficits for years to come. It projects that the state will face an immediate $20.7 billion dollar deficit in the upcoming 2010-2011 fiscal year. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has until January 10th to present a new spending plan to …

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Nov 30 2009

In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA

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schwartzOne hundred and fifty years ago on November 24th this year, Charles Darwin published his seminal book On The Origin of Species. While Darwin’s concepts of evolution through Natural Selection have become political targets of religious zealots everywhere, his scientific work formed the basis of much of what is known today about genetics, one of humanity’s greatest achievements. For about …

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Nov 27 2009

Weekly Digest – 11/27/09

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This week on Uprising:

* Obama Breaks Promise on Shutting Gitmo Down by January 2010
* Sarah Palin’s Book Filled With Inaccuracies, Alternative Book “Going Rouge” Offers Analysis
* Empire Notes on Sarah Palin and the Right
* What the H1N1 Virus Mutations Mean

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Nov 26 2009

A Woman Among Warlords – Malalai Joya Speaks Out – Rebroadcast

Note: This program was originally rebroadcast on 11/05/09. Event information is outdated.

malalai joyaBorn just three days before the Soviet invasion and occupation of her country, Malalai Joya is in many ways typical of Afghans aged 30 years or younger. They are a generation that has known only war. But in many ways Malalai Joya is an extraordinary person, as her political memoir reveals, risking her …

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Nov 26 2009

November 26, 2009

Subversive Thoughts | Published 26 Nov 2009, 8:00 am | Comments Off on November 26, 2009 -

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” — Frederick Douglass …

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Nov 26 2009

Subversive Historian – 11/26/09

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Eric Drooker The First National Thanksgiving

Back in the day on November 26th, 1789, the United States observed its first formal national Thanksgiving holiday. President George Washington designated the date when he published his “Thanksgiving Proclamation” in the Massachusetts Centinel. The nation’s first President was responding to Congress who sought a “Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer” to be “observed …

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Nov 25 2009

US-Backed Honduran Elections Widely Considered Illegitimate

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electionsThe Presidential elections slated for this Sunday November 29th are going ahead as planned despite the breaking of a US-sponsored peace accord that was meant to reinstate ousted President Manual Zelaya. The United States and Panama are the only two countries so far to support the elections. South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint announced earlier this month that he had …

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